Byzantine Empire, circa 5th – 8th centuries (400s – 700s AD)
This one-of-a-kind ancient solid gold stirrup-shaped ring is bezel-set with an oval flat top cabochon cut garnet surrounded by a row of small gold beads flanked by two larger gold beads on the shoulders.
The garnet measures 14 x 10 mm.
Weight 5.72 grams
Metal analysis report: 60.38% gold, 37.86% silver, 1.65% copper, 0.06% zinc, 0.04% nickel.
Ring size 10.5 – 11 (21 mm) sizable